Some aspects of the popular arts in Australia, 1880-1915
I began the work which led to the writing of this thesis with the intention of studying bush songs: the extent to which they represented the survival and adaptation of the folk song traditions of the British Isles, and - more especially the nature and extent of their relationship to the songs of the urban popular stage. I discovered without surprise that little of value had been written on the history of the popular stage in Australia, and began to pursue my own investigations of the...[Show more]
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